Career Development of Civil Service Social Scientists

Many organisations need to develop the careers and potential of specialist professional groups as well as managers. The Civil Service employs around 1,000 social researchers, spread over many departments and agencies and usually embedded within multi-disciplinary teams. Wendy Hirsh advised the unit, based in HM Treasury, which is responsible for the career development of this professional group. One particular issue was how to enable some of those at senior levels in this group to access a wider range of leadership roles in the Civil Service if this wass the most suitable option for them.